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Latino graduates fill the stage during the ceremony, April 30.

Unidos Commencement celebrates spring 2022 Hispanic graduates

Stephanie Robledo, Editor in Chief May 20, 2022

April 30, 2022, marked the fourth biannual Unidos Commencement. A pre-commencement cultural graduation that celebrates and honors Hispanic students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree...

MSU graduate students greet the crowd before the graduation ceremony begins, April 30.

MSU Texas graduates share their thoughts and advice after graduating during a pandemic

Abigail Jones and Emily Beaman May 1, 2021

The first MSU Texas class to graduate in person following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic walked the stage Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1. This graduating class consisted of 683 graduates. There...

President Shipley announces virtual commencement for August and December graduates

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor November 3, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 1:08 p.m. President Suzanne Shipley announced via MSU Student Postmaster MSU Texas's August and December graduates will have their commencement ceremony virtually on December 21. Shipley...

A graduating senior’s perspective

A graduating senior’s perspective

Cortney Wood, MSU Graduate May 24, 2020

I truly thought I was okay today. I knew I wasn’t going to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 16. I knew there weren’t going to be documentary screenings, the mass communication final capstone...

Imagine Graduation

Imagine Graduation helps seniors plan for commencement

Brittni Vilandre, Reporter March 12, 2019

At the imagine graduation fair you can: Order caps, gowns, announcements, class rings, and more Check your graduation status with the Registrar’s Office Clear any financial holds ...

Nolita Isbelle

762 degrees awarded at fall graduation

December 15, 2018

With excitement pumping and futures to look forward to, 762 students walked across the stage Dec. 15 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum. Eleven graduates received President's Medals, and all but one had perfect...

Valarie McCubbins hopes to inspire at graduation

Carli Woolsey , Reporter December 5, 2018

Valarie McCubbins, a 2004 graduate in mass communication, will be delivering the commencement address on Dec. 15 at Kay Yeager Coliseum to approximately 512 students starting at 10 a.m. McCubbins...

Graduation should stay off campus

The Wichitan March 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: We believe the graduation ceremony should not be held on campus, rather stay at Kay Yeager Coliseum. James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has brought up the idea...

Brenda Cigala, bilingual education, hugs a professor as soon as she walks out from Kay Yeager coliseum, Dec. 16, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson

685 degrees awarded at fall graduation

The Wichitan December 16, 2017

Reporting by Tyler Manning, Cortney Wood, Rachel Johnson, Justin Marquart and Fran Martinez As adrenaline coursed through their veins, 502 students walked across the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum on...

Lee Finnings, music graduate, snaps a quick selfie with Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, after Finnings received his certificate at Midwestern State University graduation, May 13, 2017. Photo by Timothy Jones

685 graduate in spring

Kara McIntyre May 13, 2017

Reporting by Kara McIntyre, Sarah Graves, Tyler Manning and Timothy Jones After four years — sometimes five — 609 graduates walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum May 13, 2017 and an additional...

Megan Piehler, mass communication senior and former student regent, attends the Board of Regents meeting held in the Board Room in Hardin Building on Nov. 12, 2015. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Graduating senior to give commencement address

Kara McIntyre April 26, 2017

About 692 students adorned in caps and gowns will be walking the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum at 10 a.m. on May 13 — except for one. She will be on stage giving the commencement address. Megan...

Radiologic sciences major Kyle Morford celebrates after the ceremony at Midwestern State University fall graduation Dec. 17, 2016. Photo by Brendan Wynne

707 degrees awarded at fall graduation

The Wichitan December 17, 2016

On Dec. 17, 2016, 707 students walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum and received what they've been waiting four years (or five for those who took a "victory lap") to get — a college degree. "It's...

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